Water development approvals - updates and bulletins

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Industry bulletins

Development approvals

Effective date​​ Bulletin name
Effective date: August 2021 Bulletin name: DSSP Small Format Revision Update
Effective date: August 2021 Bulletin name: Flow Metering for Commissioning of New Watermains Bulletin
Effective date: February 2021 Bulletin name: Dead End Watermains in New Subdivisions Bulletin
Effective date: ​January 2021 Bulletin name: Valve Numbering Bulletin
Effective date: ​November 2020 Bulletin name: Manhole Cover Bulletin
Effective date: ​October 2020 Bulletin name: Update to the January 2018 Sewer Bypass Guideline
Effective date: ​September 2020 Bulletin name: 2020 Specification Bulletin​
Effective date: ​May 2020 Bulletin name: Water Utility-Focused Pre-Application Process ​
Effective date: ​May 2020 Bulletin name: Sewer As-Built Submissions​
Effective date: ​​July 2019 Bulletin name: Interim CCC/FAC Requirements for Stormwater Reuse Irrigation Systems
Effective date: July 15, 2019 Bulletin name: Environmental Regulatory Requirements for Unplanned Releases of Potable Water to the Storm System
Effective date: June 1, 2019 Bulletin name: Test Manhole and DSSP Submission Process Update
Effective date: April 18, 2019 Bulletin name: Interim Runoff Volume Control
Effective date: November 21, 2018 Bulletin name: Increase of CD-MRI Submissions for the Construction Drawing - Minor Revision Process
Effective date: November 5, 2018 Bulletin name: Searching for Subdivision and Private Site Stormwater Management Reports
Effective date: October 10, 2018 Bulletin name: Master Development Agreements and Interim Development
Effective date: October 5, 2018 Bulletin name: Interim Imperviousness Ratios
Effective date: July 1, 2018 Bulletin name: ESC Guidelines Implementation​
Effective date: July 1, 2018 Bulletin name: ESC Construction Drawing De-coupling
Effective date: July 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Service Valves Greater Than 50MM
Effective date: May 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Water ePay Drinking Water Distribution Disconnection Process Change
Effective date: January 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Unit Area Release Rate Requirements for Development
Effective date: January 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Stormwater Volume Control Targets For 2018
Effective date: November 1, 2017 Bulletin name: WRWS Services Shutdown Requests for Water Mains 400mm
Effective date: September 1, 2017 Bulletin name: ESC Drop Off Location
Effective date: July 1, 2016 Bulletin name: Water Quality Services Sediment Containment Systems P-value Updates
Effective date: October, 2015 Bulletin name: Stormwater Volume Control Targets Update
Effective date: March 2014 Bulletin name: Water Resources/Water Services Interim Stormwater Targets
Effective date: December 2013 Bulletin name: 2011 Amendments to the Stormwater Management & Design Manual

Inspection services

Effective date Bulletin name
September 2021 Revisons to Asbuilt Submission Content Requirements
September 2021 Storm Service (75mm) Pipe Shortage - Modified Installation Standard
Effective date: March 2021 Bulletin name: 14 Day Main Control Changes
Effective date: March 2021 Bulletin name: Obtaining Dewatering & Drainage Permits & Notifications
Effective date: ​February 2021 Bulletin name: Declaration Letter for CCTV Video and Inspection Report
Effective date: ​May 2020 Bulletin name: PPE for Accessing Customer Homes/ Businesses
Effective date: July 15, 2019​ Bulletin name: Indemnified Addendum Applications and Inspection Requests
Effective date: November 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Cathodic Protection
Effective date: September 9, 2018 Bulletin name: Indemnification Process Change
Effective date: July 5, 2018 Bulletin name: Standard Specifications 2018
Effective date: April 11, 2016 Bulletin name: Subdivision Interim De-Chlorination Guideline
Effective date: June 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Storm Outfall Grating Standard Specifications


Effective date Bulletin name
Effective date: July 1, 2018 Bulletin name: Operation Of the Water Distribution System in New Subdivisions and Tie-ins
Effective date: July 24, 2017 Bulletin name: Price Increase for Fire Flow Tests